Archive for May 27th, 2009

Late Models set for 2nd annual Dusty Young Memorial 50 lapper

Seekonk, MA — The Late Models gearing up for their first special of the season, and speedway management announced today that the 2nd Annual Dusty Young Memorial will have an increase in distance. Originally scheduled for the regular 30 laps, Race Director Dave Alburn announced that the event will go 50 laps. In addition to the extra distance, the event will pay the winner up to $1,100.

This annual Late Model event is in memory of Dusty Young, father of former Late Model standout Glenn “Fireball” Young, and could be seen around the speedway either hanging around the race car or the Team 99 bus that frequented speedways throughout New England. Dusty passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer in 2008. Dusty was not only a team owner, he had previously been an official at Norwood Arena.
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Palmer continues Legends Streak; Corey, Voglesong, Brouwer, Civardi win

Waterford, CT — The Waterford Speedbowl raced against Mother Nature on a damp, chilly May evening but got the full Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday race program in, concluding shortly after 9pm.  Taking down wins were Jason Palmer who continued his string of four straight Legends Car victories, while it was Brad Voglesong returning to the winner’s circle in the Super X- Cars, and Rob Corey, Bubby Brouwer and Kathy Civardi all picking up their first wins of the year.

The Super X-Car race started with Ken Dowling III out to the early lead while the field battled behind.  Two and three wide racing abound ended with Charles Beal, winner the past two weeks, making contact into the turn 3 wall forcing him to retire from the race.  On the restart Dowling again would jump out to the lead with Rob Corey chasing him down and making an inside pass with five laps to go.  Caution waved again for a spin between turns three and four.  John Yagmin and Jon Porter moved into contention on the restart, both taking a turn challenging Corey on the outside but neither could make the pass.  Corey would go on to win by two car lengths over Yagmin.
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Dick Mills Killed in Vermont Accident

Dick Mills of West Haven, Ct. was killed when his vehicle struck a Moose early Sunday on Interstate 95 in Vermont while returning from the True Value Modified Series race at Thunder Road Speedway. Dick was at the Thunder Road Speedway helping out on Shelly Perry’s True Value Modified Series Modified.

Dick was a fixture at Waterford Speedbowl and other area tracks helping out Ed Gertsch and many other drivers in the area. One of the nicest guys around the track, Dick started out as a crew member while in his teens in the 60’s helping out “Wild Bill” Greco and Johnny Cambino at the old West Haven and Riverside Park Speedways. Dick and Billy Greco have remained close friends over the years. Dick was also a long time member of the New England Antique Racers (NEAR).
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